Bridging Visas Explained: Bridging Visa A vs. Bridging Visa B

Sydney harbour bridge with Luna Park.

If you have hit “submit” on your Partner Visa 820 application, chances are that you received an email almost immediately informing you that you have been granted a Bridging Visa A (this is assuming that you’re applying onshore). Are you wondering what this means? Well, it basically means that the Bridging Visa will kick in as soon […]

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Applying for a Partner Visa 801

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The Partner Visa 801 or permanent Partner Visa is the second stage in the partner migration process. You can only apply for this visa 2 years after you have applied for the first stage of the visa (temporary Partner Visa 820). You can read up on how to apply for the 820 here on my […]

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How to apply for a Partner Visa 820

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Before I start, here are a few facts around my visa journey: I applied for a Partner Visa 820/801 in February 2014. The temporary visa (820) was granted in May 2016, and I became eligible to apply for the second stage permanent visa (801) this month (February 2017). I applied onshore (from Sydney) and submitted […]

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Moving to Sydney: my (visa) story

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The story of how I ended up moving to this beautiful city begins in 2009, which is when I met my now-partner Ty while travelling in the UK. For the next five years, we were in a long-distance relationship, travelling between Germany/Switzerland and Australia, visiting each other for sometimes weeks, and sometimes even for a […]

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